Nutanix hardware compatibility list now includes Huawei servers

Huawei and Nutanix kick-started a partnership in the hyperconverged infrastructure space last week.

The Nutanix hardware compatibility list now includes Huawei servers, the Chinese telecommunications manufacturer announced, adding the jointly developed HCI solution aims to help build flexible cloud platforms that can run enterprise virtualization workloads such as Microsoft enterprise applications, private and hybrid clouds, and desktop clouds.

The Huawei-Nutanix HCI solution is built on FusionServer 2288H V5, Huawei’s 2U dual-socket high-performance server, making the HCI solution one of the most intelligent on the market, according to Huawei, citing its patented Fault Diagnosis and Management and Dynamic Energy Management technologies.

The HCI market skyrocketed to nearly $1.5 billion in sales during the second quarter of 2018, a 78 per cent year-over-year increase, according to IDC data. Nutanix and Dell continued to be the clear leaders in the space, accounting for approximately half of the worldwide HCI revenue. Nutanix specifically, held nearly 19 per cent of the HCI market share, a slight drop from the 22.7 per cent it held in the second quarter of 2017.

HCI accounted for 41 per cent of the total converged systems market in the second quarter of 2018.

From a software ownership perspective, Nutanix and VMware were essentially tied during that same period. Systems running Nutanix’s hyper-converged software generated $498 million in total second-quarter revenue, up 89 per cent year over year, giving it the slightest edge over VMware.

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